In 1993, our father, Rorion Gracie, created the UFC to showcase the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Now that every professional MMA fighter has added jiu-jitsu to his arsenal, we're breaking down precisely how they're using it, so you can add it to yours!
In March, Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey won the Strikeforce 135-pound title, submitting Miesha "Takedown" Tate with a grisly armbar in the first round. It was her fifth straight round-one submission victory.
Tate performed well at the start of the round, even securing Ronda's back at one point, but the former Olympian proved to be too much for Tate. After a powerful head-and-arm throw, Rousey established the mount position, swiftly took the back and then softened Tate with a few punches before closing the deal with apicture-perfect rolling armbar.
About the Brothers: Ryron and Rener Gracie are third generation masters of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. They are the creators and head instructors of GracieUniversity.com, an interactive online learning center through which people can learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and qualify for official belt promotions from anywhere in the world. For more information, and to watch your first three lessons for free, log on to GracieUniversity.com.
NOTE: The full story, in which the brothers break down grappling moves showcased in recent MMA action, is in our August issue.